On my phone the Android System app is zero in size. Is this normal or have I been hacked?

Thanks, J

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    Which system app? System apps are those apps which are installed out of the box and removing/uninstalling may cause errors on future operations. ex: phone, google etc. – Rahul Gopi Mar 18 '18 at 9:29
  • Android System is not an app, it's the whole system itself. But if you are talking about an installed Android System.apk it could be a problem (potential threat). – Bálint Babics Mar 21 '18 at 15:32

Android System App is only there to represent the Android Framework. If your device is working, you don't have a reason to worry about that.

If that "App" was really of zero size your phone would not even work up until the point that you could actually see its size (= Android would not boot)

Whether you have been hacked is quite a different story, we can't determine that just out of knowing that it shows zero size for you on Android System.

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